John & Elizabeth
It is wonderful that we have all made it to 2016! And believe it or not, we are just about to start a new Farmers Market season with the beginning of Nourish Knoxville's indoor Winter Market this coming weekend. We will be there, and hopefully it will not be too rainy!
We move into the new year with pigs, chickens, goats, and even a couple of sheep! We have also embarked on a new venture with rabbits, although we are still learning how to grow and breed them. The chickens we have here now, are layers and we will be adding to our flocks (and singing them lullaby's to get that lay up!). We have been working on the budgets for the broiler chickens, and it is discouraging to know that they have to be relatively expensive, but that the return to us in terms of buying more feed, and paying our electric bill, is very small. We want to raise turkeys for our favorite customers for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well.
We have decided to hire a plant person to help us with our growing season. We have had such a hard time these last couple of years keeping up with the seed starting, planting and harvesting and rotating, we feel it makes sense to hire a person to live here, and keep up with all of our plant business. The posting will be available in a separate blog post, and we would appreciate it if you would spread the word among the people who might be interested. We feel this is the only effective way to keep plants going in our hoop house.
You know we always have something going on here at the farm, so please talk to one of us and plan your trip to our sweet little town! As the weather gets a bit better we would welcome your visit, and put you to work. Thanks as always for all of your support, and hope your holiday season was filled with good food, friends and family, and some time to relax. May 2016 bring more of the same, for all of us. See you soon!
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